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January 9, 2013

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes

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These Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes are slightly sweet, tangy flapjacks. When topped with a little butter and real maple syrup, these pancakes are the perfect weekend treat. Makes 2 servings.

How to make Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes.

Let’s pretend for a second. It’s the weekend, and we’re out at our favorite restaurant, preparing ourselves to order the most decadent, wonderful brunch we’ve had in a long time. Shall we pig out on carb-y, sweet, savory dishes this weekend?

Yes. A thousand times yes. (Can you hear my half marathon training speaking? I can.)

While we’re here, I’d also like a double shot mimosa… because I’m feeling wild.

Sadly, it’s only Wednesday, and the weekend feels so far away. Still. To ease this pain, let’s discuss these lovely Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes, complete with the addition of Greek yogurt, my new favorite ingredient.

I’m not saying that these pancakes are healthy, but I’d like to think they’re a step up the health ladder from my regular run-of-the-mill pancakes.

And if they aren’t? Let’s just pretend, then slather these flapjacks in butter and real maple syrup because that’s the way to go.

Other breakfast treats we love: Peanut Butter Pancakes with Raspberry Preserves SyrupFreezer-Friendly Breakfast TacosSweet Breakfast CrepesHomemade Waffles with Strawberries and CreamAndouille Sausage Breakfast Tacos / Sweet Potato Pancakes

How to make Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes.

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes
Yield: 2 servings

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes are slightly sweet, tangy flapjacks. When topped with a little butter and real maple syrup, these pancakes are the perfect weekend treat.


  • ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour, (regular all-purpose flour OK, too)
  • ¼ cup ground oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce


  1. In a food processor or a blender, grind the oatmeal into a fine powder.
  2. Combine the ground oatmeal with the whole wheat pastry flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk until combined, then set aside.
  3. In a smaller bowl, combine the yogurt, milk, egg, vanilla and applesauce.
  4. Using a fork, break the egg yolk and mix the ingredients until incorporated. This mixture should be thick.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. (This step is very important because overmixing your batter will make the pancakes less fluffy.)
  6. Heat a griddle over medium heat on the stove. Spray the pan with Pam or use a little butter to grease it.
  7. Once pan has warmed, dollop the batter into silver dollar sized pancakes.
  8. Cook until bubbles appear on the surfaces of the pancakes, then flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes, or until the other side has browned and the pancakes have cooked through.
  9. Using a spatula, move the pancakes off the heat to your plate. Serve warm with syrup and butter.



  • You can use flavored Greek yogurt instead of plain.
  • Whole, 2%, 1% and nonfat milk all work in these pancakes.

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Nutrition Information:


2 servings

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 649 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 121mg Sodium: 891mg Carbohydrates: 107g Fiber: 9g Sugar: 8g Protein: 26g
Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

Do you have a favorite breakfast/brunch recipe?


  1. Mary

    They sure look delicious, healthy or not!

    • Erin

      Thanks, Mary!

  2. mandy

    I bet these are incredible. I have a go-to pancake recipe that I usually make when my teenage cousins spend the night at my house. Laying around on a Sunday morning, chatting with them, watching movies and eating a late breakfast is one of my favorite things.

    • Erin

      Mandy, thanks so much! They ARE pretty good. How do they differ from the go-to pancake recipe that you make for your cousins? That sounds lovely to spend that time with them, and like you, I really enjoy watching movies and eating a late breakfast on the weekends!

  3. Natalie

    These pancakes look really good! I usually make something quick during the week like oatmeal or cereal but on weekends I love pancakes!!

    • Erin

      Thanks, Natalie! I’m the same as you with weekday breakfasts — I’ll go with oatmeal or a strawberry and spinach smoothie — and will eat the heck out of pancakes during the weekend. I like to think of it as good for my running. Ha!

  4. Jayne

    I love pancakes so so much but don’t make them often enough. I really need to get back to it. Stat.

    • Erin

      I totally support the making of more pancakes in your life. They make me happy, clearly.

  5. Jessica

    These look delicious, scrumptous! I love your photos and the recipe sounds so good. Thanks for sharing.

    • Erin

      Thanks so much, Jessica! They really ARE delicious, and I am so glad you stopped by to check them out. I hope you make them in the near future!

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